Fulbright Scholar Arrives in U.S. for Global Links Program


Feb. 6, 2015 - ORANDLO, Fla. — Dr. Sharmistha Banerjee, a professor of business from the University of Calcutta and a Fulbright scholar who studied women’s empowerment in South Korea and Kenya, is the first Indian scholar to participate in the Global Links cross-cultural exchange program that trains female scholars in best-in-class social entrepreneurship. 

The innovative program is spearheaded by Tupperware Brands, Rollins College and the U.S. Office of Global Women’s Issues.

The premise of the program is to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs by empowering women through education and opportunity that would begin with a single business or economics scholar, from post-conflict or developing countries, who would come to the United States to be immersed in a hands-on experience of academic residency and externship.

Upon the professor’s return home, she will implement the curriculum at her university and the students would then put their knowledge to practice by mentoring women in the community to start or scale their small enterprises.

Banerjee, who earned her Ph.D. in management from the University of Calcutta, will augment her entrepreneurship and management training at Rollins College by participating in social entrepreneurship courses and attending high-profile events including a conference at Ashoka U and meetings at the State Department.

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About Tupperware Brands Corporation

Tupperware Brands Corporation is the leading global marketer of innovative, premium products across multiple brands utilizing a relationship-based selling method through an independent sales force of 2.9 million. Product brands and categories include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand and beauty and personal care products through the Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics and Nuvo brands. http://www.tupperwarebrands.com/

About the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues

Through the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, the U.S. Department of State works to promote stability, peace, and development by empowering women politically, socially, and economically around the world. The Office is organized upon four pillars: 1) promoting the full engagement of women in the political and economic spheres; 2) mitigating the impact of violence against women and girls; 3) addressing underlying socio-economic problems, including women’s access to health and education, food security, and global problems such as climate change; and 4) ensuring that women are integrated as equal participants in reconciliation, post-conflict reconstruction and development in areas affected by conflict. For further information visit: www.state.gov/s/gwi

About Rollins College

Founded in 1885, Rollins College is Florida’s oldest recognized college, and is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America's best colleges.” The Rollins MBA at the Crummer Graduate School of Business is ranked a top MBA program by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report. It is among a select group of business schools in the nation that have been accredited at the graduate level and is distinguished by its faculty and the academic and business successes of its graduates. Rollins offers MBA degrees in three different formats for both working professionals and full-time students and is the first school in Florida to offer an accredited Executive Doctorate in Business Administration. The school also houses Centers of Excellence in Leadership, Advanced Entrepreneurship, Career Development, Management & Executive Education and Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.


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